Spencer, Nigel

Nigel Spencer is well known as a translator of Quebec literature. His translations include Marie-Claire Blais’ collection of plays, Wintersleep, and her collection of fiction, The Exile & The Sacred Travellers.

He has also translated several books and songs for Poet Laureate Pauline Michel, as well as articles, plays and poems for periodicals such as Time, Ellipse and Canadian Theatre Review. His film-subtitling includes Raoul Wallenberg: The Angel of Budapest, A Season in the Life of Emmanuel and Marie-Claire Blais: Illuminations.

He has received the Governor General’s Literary Award for two consecutive translations of Marie-Claire Blais’ novels: Thunder and Light (2002) and Augustino and the Choir of Destruction (2007).